QS Stock Overview
QuantumScape Corporation, a development stage company, focuses on the development and commercialization of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles and other applications.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$9.77|
|52 Week High||US$43.08|
|52 Week Low||US$8.22|
|1 Month Change||-19.85%|
|3 Month Change||-43.49%|
|1 Year Change||-66.26%|
|3 Year Change||n/a|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||-1.31%|
Recent News & Updates
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Can QuantumScape Stock Recover In 2022?
QuantumScape's focus in Q1 2022 reporting is about solid-state battery technology development. Investors are hungry for commercial outcomes from solid-state batteries as electric vehicles take off. The competitive landscape indicates that companies like Tesla are on track to produce lithium batteries with similar performance to that claimed to be achievable by solid-state batteries. It seems doubtful that QuantumScape will have announcements in 2022 that might prevent further share price erosion.
Is QuantumScape Stock Overvalued Or Undervalued?
We examine some of the encouraging facets of the broad QS story as well as the recent earnings. We touch upon the forward valuations that currently look intimidating. We touch upon the technical picture and the positioning of market participants.
|QS||US Auto Components||US Market|
Return vs Industry: QS underperformed the US Auto Components industry which returned -36.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QS underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.
|QS Average Weekly Movement||13.2%|
|Auto Components Industry Average Movement||8.6%|
|Market Average Movement||8.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: QS is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QS's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
About the Company
QuantumScape Corporation, a development stage company, focuses on the development and commercialization of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
QuantumScape Fundamentals Summary
|QS fundamental statistics|
Is QS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|QS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$0|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.14|
|Net Profit Margin||0.00%|
How did QS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is QS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Price-To-Book vs Peers
Price-To-Book vs Industry
Price-To-Book vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for QS?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is QS's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Book Ratio vs Peers
How does QS's PB Ratio compare to its peers?
|QS PB Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PB||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Book vs Peers: QS is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (2.7x) compared to the peer average (3.5x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does QS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Auto Components Industry?
Price-To-Book vs Industry: QS is expensive based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Auto Components industry average (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is QS's PB Ratio compared to its Fair PB Ratio? This is the expected PB Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PB Ratio||2.7x|
|Fair PB Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Book vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QS's Price-To-Book Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of QS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QS's fair value for valuation analysis.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QS's fair value for valuation analysis.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is QuantumScape forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: QS is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: QS is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: QS is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: QS's revenue (82.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QS's revenue (82.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: QS is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.
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How has QuantumScape performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: QS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 41.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare QS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: QS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Auto Components industry (24.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: QS has a negative Return on Equity (-3.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is QuantumScape's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QS's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($28.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: QS's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($104.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: QS had no debt 5 years ago.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: QS has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: QS has sufficient cash runway for 2.7 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 65.4% each year.
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What is QuantumScape current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as QS has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jagdeep Singh (53 yo)
Mr. Jagdeep Singh is Co-Founder of Legacy QuantumScape since May 2010 and has served its Chief Executive Officer and Director since May 2010 and has been its Chairman since November 2020. He serves as Pres...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jagdeep's total compensation ($USD69.10M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.88M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jagdeep's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: QS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: QS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6%.
QuantumScape Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: QuantumScape Corporation
- Ticker: QS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2010
- Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
- Sector: Automobiles
- Implied Market Cap: US$4.205b
- Shares outstanding: 430.45m
- Website: https://www.quantumscape.com
Number of Employees
- QuantumScape Corporation
- 1730 Technology Drive
- San Jose
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/26 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.